dalef62

1950 Crosley Farm O Road Restoration and more

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Looking just pretty good, Dale? No, it's looking GREAT! 

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Just a small update on the FOR.  Over the weekend I played locksmith and made a key for the ignition switch.  Works good now so today I installed the switch in the dash.

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Last tire on the FOR is mounted and installed.  Four nice shiny wheels and tires ready to go!

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Yesterday I got some cleaning and blasting done on some small parts.  Windshield frame brackets, seat brackets, and brake and clutch pedals.  Also sanded the wheel covers and long seat brackets. 

Next step, primer and paint.

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Today I spent some time helping my brother in law get his FOR ready for the national meet next month.  He hasn't had it out in 3 years and the brake cylinders were bad.  He had new ones already so it was a matter of swapping them out and cleaning things.  Also changed the fluids in the engine, transmission, transfer case and differential.  

Tomorrow my wife and I will be leaving for Scotland to see our daughter and son in law and check out the sights!  Will also be going to Ireland.

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Not seeing too many antiques in Scotland and Ireland.  But did spot this Caddy convertible at a rest stop on the way to Galway from Dublin.

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I spent some time today powder coating parts.  First it was my brother in law's wheels, then I powder coated my shifter rods and brake and clutch pedals.  A full day of work.

I also have been working on the FOR bud wheels, I had to find a set of wheels from my stock and grind the rivets off and now I can install the outer part of the rim on the bud centers that I bought years ago.

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It is hot!  88 degrees and humid.  Worked on the FORs today.  On mine I installed some rubber around the edge of the hood to keep from scratching the paint on the fenders.  The original didn't have this but it works well. 

We also mounted the new tires on the freshly powder coated wheels for my brother in law's FOR.  Note the agriculture tires mounted on the bud wheels in the bed.

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Today was back to primer day.  I put a light coat on the bed and a few small pieces.  Now tomorrow I hope to put color on a few things.

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I forgot to post this on Saturday.  I fabricated the plates for the emergency brake handle.  Things were going good until I found out I needed to make the big hole bigger.  I put it back in the press and sheared it right off.  Made a replacement and now they just need powder coated.

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Painted a few small parts this afternoon.  Seat braces, windshield frame supports and hubcaps.  I see green!  First two pictures are with just basecoat.  

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Emergency brake handle brackets are now powder coated and ready to install.  I also installed the in/out shift handle and the hi/lol shift handle, and the braces for the passenger side seat.  

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The wife and I took some time tonight to clean up the 1949 Hotshot in preparation for the Crosley National Meet in Wauseon this weekend.  We will be heading there on Wednesday night.  The Hotshot hasn't had this much attention in years.

Our beagle Barney wanted to go for a ride.

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Spent Thursday through Sunday in Wauseon Ohio at the National Crosley meet.  Picked up a lot of the parts I needed for the FOR.

Now I can get back to work.

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A few pictures of the Crosley meet.

First picture is our President David Anspach eating ice cream at Tiny's after the road ralley.

The next picture is of the Crosley "put together" car.  Teams were formed and the car was put together three times in under 14 minutes each.  The record of 8 minutes still holds from Macungie PA a few years ago.

Next is the row of roadsters, around 20 of them.

There were 133 cars on the show field and another 35 cars for sale or just running around.  A record for the largest show on record for the 50th anniversary of the Crosley club and the 80th anniversary of the Crosley car.

The FOR class was a little light this year.

The spotlight class was Prewar and there were something like 33 cars in that class.  The most ever in one spot since production.

Last picture is of my brother in law's FOR that I restored about 8 years ago.  He got first place in the FOR class.

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Today I dug the radiator out of the FOR parts pile, getting smaller all the time.  Looks in pretty good shape, I hope it holds water!  Clean it up some and then I will check it out.

Also cleaned and painted the support bar for the radiator today.

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